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Embody  Love in Action at the fifth annual  Hawaii Yoga Festival. Inspired by the writings of Thich Nhat Hahn in his book Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change, we will explore the concept of  ahimsa and the ways in which yoga, mindfulness and social justice are intertwined.
Hawaii Yoga Festival features over  60 sessions presented by a diverse range of  faculty from Hawaii and around the world. Yoga teacher, writer, and body positivity advocate  Jessamyn Stanley is the first of many exciting additions to the 2017 lineup.
On-site, full festival and weekend passes include: all classes and activities, three meals a day, accommodations, and access to amenities such as Kalani's pool and hot tub. Commuter rates are available to pass holders who are staying off-site. Kama'aina rates are available for on or off-site participation with a valid state-issued Hawaii ID.  Sign up for your pass today!
Hawaii Yoga Festival is hosted by  Kalani, a 501(c)(3) non-profit retreat center.

  • Oct 11, 2017
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $15 Guests, $10 Kama'aina
  • Kalani

Join Vijay and friends for an evening of call and response, Mantra and music.
Vijay Krsna studied devotional Indian folk music known as "Kirtan" in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India. This rare traditional art form is an ancient call-and-response mantra chanting practice, that originated in the Indian subcontinent over 5000 years ago. Vijay formed the band Kirtaniyas in 2009. They have travelled the world to over 15 countries infusing new life to these ancient chants with youthful spirit and energy.

Take part in the keynote session of the  Hawaii Yoga Festival featuring a storytelling performance followed by a panel discussion on creating and empowering a conscious yoga community.
  • Oct 13, 2017
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • $15 Guests, $10 Kama'aina
  • Kalani -Hawaii Yoga Festival

1:00 pm - 2:25 pm
"Since My Body Is Your Business" Storytelling by Kimberly Dark

Kimberly Dark travels the world telling stories about the body in culture. Funny, insightful and engaging, the stories in this performance session have been published in, Ravishly, Everyday Feminism, etc.. Start laughing and thinking as you get ready for the panel discussion just following this special performance.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yoga and Social Justice: Building Conscious Community 

Join us for a panel discussion with four yogis who've been thinking and writing about conscious yoga culture for a long time. Kimberly Dark will facilitate the discussion with Beth Berila, Susanna Barkataki and Jessamyn Stanley, discussing topics such as how oppression prevents connection and interferes with ahimsa, connecting across differences, examining power, privilege and internalized oppression in our practice and in teaching, and how to create empowering yoga communities. There will be time for audience interaction as well.
Admission: Free for festival pass holders.  Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama'āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

  • Oct 14, 2017
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $25 Guests, $20 Kama'aina
  • Kalani -Hawaii Yoga Festival
  • Admission: Free for festival pass holders. A limited number of tickets will be sold to the public for $25 ($20 for kama'aina). Tickets can be purchased in person at Kalani Honua or Hale Aloha, or via phone at 808-965-7828. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented when purchasing tickets AND at the event door to receive kama'aina rates. 

Saturday - OCTOBER 14, 2017

   6:30am   Registration Sign-In
   7:00am   Opening Ceremony
   7:30am   Walk/Fun Run

Reeds Bay Park
   251 Banyon Drive
   Hilo, HI  96720

   5K Walk & Fun Run (Non-Certified Course)

Physical Participant - Encouraged to Raise a Minimum of $50 per Participant
   Virtual Participant - Minimum of $50 per Participant to Receive T-Shirt, Event Medal & Goody Bag*
General Info - Dr. Michelle Hryniuk
   Registration ?s - Click-on FAQs tab or HELP tab

Physical Participant - Register by September 14th to ensure FREE T-Shirt & Event Medal
   *Virtual Participant - Register and Raise a Minimum of $50 by September 14th and a T-Shirt, Event Medal,
                                      & Goody Bag will be mailed to you.

For more info and to register, click on.. . 

Hospice of Hilo is looking to add to its volunteer team and will conduct a training session in October for those members of the community interested in giving a few hours a week to uplift others. Interested trainees should contact Volunteer Manager, Jeanette Mochida at or call 969-1733 to arrange a required pre-training interview no later than Wednesday, October 13th.

N.O.W.Fest - Ideas. Art. Music. on the Hamakua Coast
October 28th-29th

It's going to be a blast as we come together to talk story about ideas and solutions for our communities, create amazing art, all while participating with thought provoking, dance all night music! 
From Idea Lane to the Field of Dreams to Shakedown Street it's going to be a synergy of energy for all generations - families welcome!
Paved road easy access to the super special 100 acre, panoramic ocean view property. 
The celebration starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 28th and literally goes all night until 3pm on Sunday, Oct. 29th! Don't forget your outfit for the after midnight costumE dancE! 
Look for updated announcements and special opportunities along the way...we still got a lotta cool stuff to share 'till fest time 
Love y'all!
Tickets: $40 overnight camping, $25 Saturday only, $15 Sunday only

8th Annual ʻĀina Fest November 4th, 2017 1-10 pm (gates open at 12:30 pm) Located at Inhibit Sanctuary & Retreat Center 53-4125 Pratt Rd. Kapaʻau HI, 96755

ʻ  Āina Fest, previously known as Kohala 'Āina Festival, is now in its 8th year! Born out of husband and wife team Dash & Erika Kuhr's desire to share the abundant food and vast potential for healthy living in Niuli'i, 'Āina Fest grows richer in offerings and attendance each year. This powerful & unique day-long event features a packed schedule of world renowned & local musicians, performing artists, hands-on land based education, Hawaiian cultural activities, keiki activities, yoga, arts & crafts vendors & an abundance of organically grown, farm fresh food.

Together, we rise up to celebrate and empower local farmers & the vibrant movement for island-wide food sovereignty. 100% of proceeds from the event support the three core pillars of HIP Agriculture's programming: Residential Farmer Trainings, Youth Education & Community Events.

Tickets are $45 in Advance // $55 day of at the door. Buy yours today!

~ A superb line-up of renowned musicians including Mike Love, Makana, Nowelo with a 9-Piece Blues Hip-Hop Band, Tubby Love & Amber Lily, Paul Izak, Ka'ahele, Hope Medford, Ydine,   Leche De Tigre, and Many More!
~Traditional Hawaiian blessings & cultural practices including Makahiki Games shared by Kumus & Kahunas
~Hula performances by multiple halau
~Hands on, land-based education
~Fire dancing & aerial circus arts
~Yoga Classes offered by Puna's own Hawaii Yoga Festival teachers
~Keiki (youth) activities including Face Painting, Cirque Ohana
~Live Painitng demonstration by visionary artist Robyn Chance
~Local & organic food vendors
~Arts & crafts vendors

100% of festival proceeds directly fund HIP Ag's Educational Programming: Residential Farmer Trainings, Youth Education, and Community Events. We are honored and excited to bring the 'Āina Festival to our community, elevating the consciousness of the island, supporting our local food economy, and serving our community through education and empowerment.

Together, we rise up to celebrate and empower the vibrant movement for island-wide food sovereignty. We share systems of living that restore human & environmental health to build a resilient future. It is clear that our planet is telling us to wake up, shift, learn from indigenous wisdom & create new paths forward full of care & consciousness.

Community Calendars:
 Listed in Alphabetical

October 2017 Weekly Yoga & Wellness Classes  
All classes are a $6-$10 donations, unless otherwise noted.

Magical Mondays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
4:00 p.m. Keiki Hula: Beginners w/Kumu U'ilani
5:00 p.m. Keiki Hula: Experienced w/Kumu U'ilani
6:15 p.m. Adult Hula w/Kumu Ehulani

Transformative Tuesdays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
5:00 p.m. Fusion Belly Dance w/Emily

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
10:30 a.m. Kundalini Yoga w/Sat & Sach Dharam
4:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga w/Bonita

Thriving Thursdays
8:15 a.m. Intermediate Flow Yoga w/Kristen
9:00 a.m. Plant Aloha: Permaculture Series (FREE)
10:30 a.m. Pre/Postnatal Yoga w/Sarah W

Fruitful Fridays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Connie
7:00 p.m. DJ Dance

Scintillating Saturdays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Alexis
11:00 a.m. Nia Dance w/Valusha ($10)

Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary  13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (At Mile Marker 12 South on Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778  Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.   Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12! (800) 309-8010   $6-$10 donations unless otherwise noted

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Sunday: Aerial Drop-In Jam 1:30pm-4:00 pm.

Monday: Hiccup Circus Social 3:30-5:00 pm

Wednesday: Hiccup Circus Social 3:30-5:00 pm.
Aerial Skills with Lilia 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday: Juggling Night 7:30 pm-9:00 pm.

For more details on S.P.A.C.E -click here.

Seaview Community School
Monday-Thursday  8:00am - 2:30pm
An assisted home-school program for K-6. Satellite of Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science. 
Terry Walker (808) 965 2189


Tuesday, October 31 at 9PM
Doors will open at 7:30PM
Come and share your Halloween with us! Join us for our annual screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE on Halloween Night. We'll have a selfie booth in our lobby with RIFF RAFFhimself, and participation kits available for purchase for only $5!
Get ready to do the Time Warp, and while your here, join our costume contest! **Costume do not need to be Rocky Horror characters only. Contest is open to those 17+, come early to register. Costume contest starts at 8:15pm with prizes for the top three costumes, and movie will begin at 9pm. This fun event will be hosted by Lady Lily La Douce of Acme HourGlass Burlesque.
Tickets: $10 Advance or in Costume ~ $12 Night of Show. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM.
Mahalo to Acme HourGlass Burlesque & Paradise Performing Arts Center!

Saturday, November 4 at 7PM
Sunday, November 5 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, November 6 & 7 at 7PM
Not Rated, 118 Minutes, Sport/ Documentary
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
Starring: Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece
Directed by: Rory Kennedy
Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world's mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, and innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton's remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawai'i to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what's been called "the heaviest wave ever ridden."

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Have an awesome week!  Stay connected to the Puna Happenings events and classes by checking out our online calendar, website, Facebook Group 
page, and local links above.

Shakti Hoku Douglas
Puna Happenings
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Events at Volcano Art Center

Niaulani Campus
October 3 - Dance Imagined Series with Karen Masaki
October 6 - Tropical Flower Arranging with Kaipo Ah Chong
October 7 - Korean Cooking Class: Main Dishes with Aaron & Soohee Martinson
October 8 - Community Cup Fundraiser
October 12 - Thursday Night at the Center: "A History of the Pa Hula" with Boone Morrison
October 14 - Zentangle: Dia De Los Muertos
October 14 - Exhibit: "Far From the Tree" New works by Linda Peterson and Gregg Smith 
October 14 - Jazz in the Forest featuring Jeannine Guillory-Kane 
October 21 - Writing on the Wild Side with Tom Peek
October 21 - Experimental Watercolors with Patti Pease Johnson
October 28 & 29 - Stained Glass Halloween Keiki Class with Lois Pollock 

Hula Arts
October 5 - "Hula Voices" with Kumu Iwalani Kalima at Volcano Art Center Gallery 
October 21 - Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu hula Micah Kamohoaliʻi with Hālau Na Kipuʻupuʻu
October 21 - Nā Mea Hula with Halauolaokalani

Aloha Friday on the VAC Gallery Porch 
October 6 - Ukulele with Wes Awana 
October 13 - Lei making with Randy Lee 
October 20 - Hula & oli with Kamaolipua Grace, Alakaʻi of Hālauolaokalani 
October 27 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click Here!  -
Puna Happenings